Brian is an event reporter for VMBlog.com and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies. In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives. Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year. Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.
Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and the past 6 years with vmblog. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group.
VMblog visits the Platform9 booth during KubeCon 2018 in Seattle to learn more about their SaaS-managed enterprise Kubernetes solution.
Platform9 lets you leverage your existing infrastructure- either on public clouds, on-premises or at the edge. You simply plug-in all your environments to our SaaS-managed control plane, to benefit from a consistent cloud management experience across all types of infrastructure and applications.
They provide pure-play open source Kubernetes, delivered as a service. This ensure open source innovation, economics and interoperability, without the management overhead.
They provide a unified cloud experience: Simple, centralized view of assets across public, private, and hybrid clouds - and across Containers, Serverless, and VMs.
VMblog visits the Lacework booth during KubeCon 2018 in Seattle to learn more about Kubernetes security and insight into orchestration.
Lacework is the industry's first solution to bring automation, speed, and scale to cloud security enabling enterprises to safely innovate fast in the cloud. Unlike conventional security tools built for static datacenters, Lacework is designed to self-adapt to the cloud ever-changing configuration and workloads.
VMblog visits with Chef during KubeCon 2018 in Seattle to learn more about the company and how they are working within the kubernetes ecosystem.
Chef is more than their initial product. Watch and learn more about InSpec and Habitat.
VMblog visits with Pulumi during KubeCon 2018 in Seattle to learn more about their cloud native development platform.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Seattle, WA from December 10-13, 2018. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd and Helm as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.
VMblog visits the Veeam booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Hyper-Availability and demo the Veeam Availability Suite.
With the hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl of today’s data, traditional data management is not enough. Data must become Hyper‑Available. Getting there requires a new approach that merges the traditional disciplines of data backup and recovery, data protection and data security. Moving from policy-based to behavior-based management to make data both intelligent, and ultimately, self-governing. And that's where Veeam comes into play.
VMblog visits the Commvault booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn more about their converged data management solutions.
Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage and use their most critical asset — their data.
VMblog visits the Quali booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to find out more about DevOps Automation and CloudShell 9.0.
Quali was demonstrating the latest version of their software CloudShell 9.0. Just as you can pause a Netflix movie and resume seeing it later, they have the ability to save and restore environments which preserves state and allows tremendous efficiencies with a high re-usability factor.
Also recognizing the fact that the world is increasingly becoming multi-cloud and several enterprises have built their own private and proprietary clouds, they've made it very easy to add such cloud deployments in a seamless manner with as little or as much customization as they require. So in addition to their “out-of-the-box” cloud offerings that include VMware, OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Oracle etc., customers and partners can deploy complex applications in the cloud of their choice, offering environment-as-a-service to their developers and testers. They call these cloud provider templates.